For immediate release | January 3, 2017

New issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy now available online

CHICAGO — The new issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP), Vol. 1, No. 2-3, is now live and available to subscribers online. Subscribers can view it on the JIFP homepage or on its contents page.

Featured content includes:

  • “Professional Principles and Ethics in LIS Graduate Curricula”

Martin Garnar, dean, Kraemer Family Library, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

  • “Burning to Read: Letters from My Students in Support of Banned Books Week”

Olivia Griffiths, Ursuline Academy, Dedham, Massachusetts

  • “People Behaving Badly, or Can We Get an Adult in the Room?”

James LaRue, director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association

  • “ALA Committee on Professional Ethics”

Scott P. Muir, associate provost, Library Information Services, Rowan University and Sara Dallas, director, Southern Adirondack Library System

  • “Let the Information Flow” (Editorial)

Franklin D. Roberts, assistant dean of Library Services, Georgia Gwinnett College

The issue also includes reviews of “Ethics and Values in Librarianship: A History” by Wallace Koehler; “Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World” by Timothy Garton Ash; “Data and Goliath” by Bruce Schneier; and “Surveillance in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and the Law,” edited by Pam Dixon. It also includes the latest news on censorship challenges, court decisions, legal controversies and success stories.

JIFP, a quarterly journal published by the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom, provides a forum for discourse on intellectual freedom and privacy issues arising in libraries, archives and educational institutions. JIFP is available by subscription for $50 per year. Individual and institutional subscriptions are available online via the ALA subscription order form.

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom is charged with implementing ALA policies concerning the concept of intellectual freedom as embodied in the Library Bill of Rights, the association’s basic policy on free access to libraries and library materials. The goal of the office is to educate librarians and the public about the nature and importance of intellectual freedom in libraries. OIF supports the work of ALA's Intellectual Freedom Committee and its Privacy Subcommittee. For more information, visit


Deborah Caldwell-Stone

Deputy Director

American Library Association

Office for Intellectual Freedom